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Durlston Head

By Auralj
Too much HD?

Tags: Green Countryside Landscape and travel Jurrasic coast Durlston head

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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4012 Canada
2 Jul 2019 5:02PM
Yes. Do you have the original you could upload here as a mod? Click modifications, then upload, and select your original image.
2 Jul 2019 5:44PM
Yes, please upload the original as a mod.
The EXIF is rather odd... seems to refer to two different lenses.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2082 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2019 6:49PM
Did it need HD?
It also looks to be over-sharpened.
We'd very much like to see the original.

Compositionally I feel there is too much green and no strong focal point. The gate is a nice feature, and is very well placed, but quite small in the frame.
If the path to the gate were clearer, it would provide a fine lead-in.

Pamela.
paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2019 7:27PM
oh dear! Do you need to ask! HD should not be used when subject move, other than single frame HD via RAW processing and even then it is very rarely a good idea.

paul
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 579 England
2 Jul 2019 9:27PM
The scene is relatively even in tone in cloudy conditions, so there's no need for 'HDR'. That is an acronym for High Dynamic Range, which this scene does not have. Proper HDR processing mens taking multiple exposures at different settings and combining them in software.
Is that what you did?
Or did you take one shot and apply an 'HDR effect'?
If the latter, than yes it's overprocessed. The end result just looks like a boost in Contrast and Clarity that haven't been sympathetic to the scene.
That's why we need to see the original and take it from there as regards any processing.
Less is more, is the phrase that comes to mind.

However, my bigger concern is with the content and composition as described by Pamela.
The gate is the only real interest here, and while it's nicely off centre there's nothing els fo the ey to examine.
The gate is an element worth investigating, going closer for one, but certainly worth moving around the location to experiment with positioning in the frame and working on its juxtaposition with other elements in the scene.

Definitely worth another visit.
dudler Plus
15 877 1496 England
3 Jul 2019 7:22AM
After joining in with the general response of 'Yes' I want to ask what your intentions were? If it was to produce a pleasant view, a picture that delights the viewer just by being in front of them, it's definitely too much, with the image starting to break up. But if you were aiming to produce a background for a book cover with a title, author's not and maybe a strapline covering much of it, maybe it wold work...

I can see a sort of bleak, minimalist image in here, with the gate and not much else.

A couple of mods to come, I hope, to show what I mean.
dudler Plus
15 877 1496 England
3 Jul 2019 8:15AM
Mods posted - the second one shows what I think might be a good composition. Shooting on a day with more colour in the sky, more detail, would be good.
3 Jul 2019 5:35PM
I think whoever introduced "HDR effect" software, and made it readily available, has a lot to answer for.
dudler Plus
15 877 1496 England
3 Jul 2019 8:07PM
When I hear the term HDR effect, I reach for my revolver stuff, Alan? I concur.

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